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by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

@penartur
Would you mind telling us exactly which 9-cell X230 battery that is on Aliexpress?
Would it be this one?
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

Intel themselves do not make a Mini PCI-e 8260-AC, only an M.2 format which does NOT fit in a T6x.
But the Chinese made a knock-off Mini PCI-e 8260-AC without BT, see here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263563924800
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs

@fefrie:
When will you start reading the HMM instead of asking such questions?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Keyboard Replacement and conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Keyboard Replacement and conversion

Welcome to the Forum.
Yes, you can replace ANSI against ISO keyboard.
The only change would be in the Region and Language settings.
The T530 can also take a T410/T420/T510/T520/W510/W520/X220 "classic" 7-row keyboard with an EC-mod.
See viewtopic.php?f=69&t=120776
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

FYI: that 8260D2W does NOT include BlueTooth.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Bluetooth not working X220T
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Bluetooth not working X220T

Is BT active?
In Windows press Fn/F5 to switch BT on/off.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

That 2nd SSD goes in the same slot on the motherboard where you can put in a WWAN-card, next to the wifi-card.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

Welcome to the Forum.

In all those laptops you can add a second SSD in the WWAN-slot, either mSATA or M.2 or NVMe, depending on slot-version.

If you mostly need graphics, have you considered an eGPU for your T520 instead?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: 72% Battery Wasn't Charging. Now Won't Power On
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: 72% Battery Wasn't Charging. Now Won't Power On

I'm surprised that people can mod heavily encrypted/encoded EC to bypass a battery validity check (as in X230). But nobody has yet (publicly) managed to come up with a way to revive a battery with good cells that went below a certain voltage, no-thanks to some silly chip, that probably costs $0.02 O...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Heist anyone? Classical music to do great business with!
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Heist anyone? Classical music to do great business with!

For all you B&E specialists out there, this will bring you right in the spirit to do your job!
https://www.facebook.com/BeethovenAndBe ... 024090341/

(No need to sign up, click on Not now near the bottom)

ROFL a few times...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New Section for ReactOS or under Windows?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: New Section for ReactOS or under Windows?

Since this is such an obscure product, there won't be a separate sub-forum for it until further notice (if ever).
It probably belongs in the Off-topic section.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Will a W500 heatsink fit in a 4:3 T60?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Will a W500 heatsink fit in a 4:3 T60?

No, they don't.
14.1" and 15" 4:3 non-widescreen T60/p all use the same motherboards.
15.4" 16:10 widescreen T60/T61/T500/W500 all use different mobos.
16:9 did not start till T420/T510/X220
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: FS: Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100

As per Forum rules, you MUST put up a selling price.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

Unless you are physically impaired, anybody who can read the HMM (see HMM-link above) and knows how to use a Phillips #0 screwdriver, can take such a machine apart.
Just make a drawing of where the screws come from, and tape them on there, so you know where they go back to.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Battery problem
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Battery problem

Welcome to the Forum. Switch the laptop off, close it and turn it over. On the bottom, left of the battery-bay, is a tiny hole for the Reset button. Gently use a paperclip or similar to reset your laptop (needs very little pressure to push that button). It should now start again. Check in Power mana...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

Buying T60p motherboard, power jack and AC adapter replacements is a heck of a lot cheaper than getting a W700...

I'll throw in a free DC-jack with my T60p mobo for $35 and for an extra $15 I can add a 20V/90W Lenovo charger.
No longer available
I dare you to try and buy a W700 for $50 or less!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: help me choose a newer travel machine
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: help me choose a newer travel machine

X240s has no docking port and is slightly thinner and lighter than X240. X240s is very hard to find, X240 not so. X240s has two internal batteries [both 23.5Wh], X240 has one internal [23.5Wh] and one external battery, either 3-cell [23.5Wh] or 6-cell [choice of 48Wh or 72Wh]. X240 with internal 3-c...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: What does this phrase mean
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: What does this phrase mean

Lorita was one of Forum owner Bill Morrow's cockatoos(?), that passed on to the eternal hunting fields.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

Used, but fully tested.
No longer available
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display

Try the LCD on another working X220/X220t with that machine's LCD-cable.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: help me choose a newer travel machine
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: help me choose a newer travel machine

The X240 has only one RAM-slot (and no RAM soldered), so unfortunately 8GB there is the limit. However, even 8GB is rarely needed for run-of-the-mill programs. But X240 is one of the few machines that can have 3 (THREE!) drives and battery life is more than respectable! Replace the sh!tty clunkpad w...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61P with nVidia Quadro FX 570M - 1 long & 2 short beeps
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: T61P with nVidia Quadro FX 570M - 1 long & 2 short beeps

Welcome to the Forum.

Check with forum member TuuS for a replacement mobo, yours has been deaded I'm afraid.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

I have a spare T60p motherboard with ATI FireGL V5200.
$35 incl. shipping to Cal.

No longer available
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Service Training Videos new location
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Lenovo Service Training Videos new location

The Lenovo Service Training Videos have moved to a new location: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT505031 If you want to download them, rightclick on your selection, then click on Save Link As... To watch an .MP4 you'll need some special Codecs. These will work with Media Player, VLC, etc...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display

It being a tablet, I'd check the LCD-cable.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Question to X250 Motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Question to X250 Motherboard

That's a pulse transformer, probably the NA69.
It's a bunch of chokes to regulate the data lines of the LAN port nearby.
It's recommended to keep it closed.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: i7 x220t - LCD Backlight works but no display

Return it for a refund and buy a regular X220/X230!
nitrocaster's mod is NOT for X220T or X230T tablet, only for non-tablet machines.

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